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Tips for Traveling with Your Pet to Add Joy to the Journey

Because you love your pet, you probably feel at least a little guilty leaving Fido or Fluffy behind while you’re traveling. Bringing your pet along on vacation may be the answer. Traveling with your pet isn’t for every owner or animal, though. It takes extra planning and patience, but it can be super rewarding for […]

Safety Tips to Prevent Losing Your Child in a Public Place

I lost my son at the beach. It was a gorgeous summer day. We’d planned an exciting beach day in Oostende, on the North Sea on the Belgian coast. We weren’t alone; half of Belgium seemed to have the same idea and the beach was packed. Here is my experience, and six everyday safety tips […]

Covacations – Tips for Planning a Vacation with Another Family

Looking to change up your usual family vacation? A vacation with another family could be just the solution for many reasons. Covacations mean multiplying the fun; kids are thrilled to have playmates and adults can socialize with other adults. Also, you may be able to take advantage of large group travel discounts. Traveling couples can even trade-off babysitting duties […]

Tips For Road Trips in Europe

Chances are you have taken your turn at the wheel of a road trip. Just like any long drive in the U.S. or elsewhere, road trips in Europe require planning and patience. North American tourists may be surprised by some of the differences between road-tripping at home versus overseas. Here are some tips for road trips in […]

Napa Valley Getaway Tips

California Wine Country is a wonderful destination for any type of vacation: mancation (a la the movie Sideways), kids trip (we had a ball on our family wine country vacation a few years ago), romantic retreat (it’s where my husband and I made the decision to start a family once upon a time), a girlfriends getaway, or, as the case […]